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Volbeat Reveal Cover Of Metallica's Don't Tread On Me

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Volbeat have released a cover of Metallica's Don't Tread On Me.

The track will feature on 'The Metallica Blacklist', an upcoming tribute album celebrating the 30th anniversary of the thrash legends' classic self-titled LP, also known as 'The Black Album'.

Offering up the Danish rockers' heavy rock 'n' roll styling, the new take arrives with Metallica's own pre-production rehearsal recording of the song. Volbeat vocalist, Michael Poulsen said:

"We didn't want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they're all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. Don’t Tread On Me definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat swing, and it turned out really great."

Other acts contributing reworked songs to the record include Biffy Clyro with their version of Holier Than Thou, St Vincent's industrial revamp of Sad But True, Diet Cig's take on The Unforgiven, and J Balvin's reggaeton interpretation of Wherever I May Roam. The charity release will arrive digitally on September 10 via Metallica's Blackened Recordings. Head here for further details.

Volbeat have also dropped a Sean Donnelly-directed video for their recent song Wait A Minute My Girl. The track arrived along with Dagen Før in June, marking their first new music since 2019's 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound'.

In September, they'll hit the road for their first headline US shows in nearly two years, joined by The Hu, Twin Temple, and Municipal Waste on select dates. They also appear at Rebel Rock in Orlando and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. 

Metallica, meanwhile, play the Atlanta weekend concert series ATLive this November. They also headline at Firenze Rocks in Italy, Prague Rocks and Madrid's Mad Cool Festival in summer 2022.

Volbeat Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 24 2021 - ATLANTA Georgia - Tabernacle - GA (USA)
Sun September 26 2021 - OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma - Criterion - Oklahoma City (USA)
Tue September 28 2021 - SAN ANTONIO Texas - Sunken Garden Theater (USA)
Wed September 29 2021 - LUBBOCK Texas - Lonestar Amphitheatre (USA)
Sat October 02 2021 - SAN DIEGO California - Observatory - North Park (USA)
Wed October 06 2021 - LOS ANGELES California - Hollywood Palladium (USA)
Sat October 09 2021 - PASO ROBLES California - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (USA)
Sun October 10 2021 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater - Oakland (USA)

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